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BSD Unix Systems
These are my own WWW pages about BSD systems:
Some BSD-related Links:
- This is the main FreeBSD WWW Server. It has a lot of useful
information, among them the FreeBSD handbook and links to other
locations where new users might get information.
Much of the documentation provided here is valid for the other BSD
derivates, too, especially some system administration procedures
desribben in the FreeBSD manual.
- This is NetBSD's WWW server. Here is the right place to look for
descriptions of NetBSD and it's parts and goals. You can get
information on specific ports and supported hardware (make sure to
browse the WWW pages and the archive of the appropriate mailing
list). This server does not provide much introdutional material.
- OpenBSD's home. Besides the description of goals, it has pages for
each port describing the differences to NetBSD's port to the same
- BSD/OS is a commercial BSD system for Intel-based PCs. It
preserves what makes BSD systems good (elegant interfaces,
light-weighted implementation, a good TCP/IP stack with an excellent
description in Richard Stevens book), but has a commercial support
organization behind it. One of the goodies is that you can buy the
source code for the OS.
I think BSD/OS is an excellent choice for TCP/IP-based servers when
commercial support is needed and the responsible people want an
operating system they can fully understand and they want to
solve problems instead of crying for help. Besides others, the
Internet connection of Compuserve is based on BSD/OS machines.
Unfortunatly, they recently raised the price for a binary licence
to a level that is not acceptable for me.
Martin Cracauer <cracauer @ cons.org> http://www.cons.org/cracauer/
©2007 Martin Cracauer $Id: bsd.html4m,v 1.4 1996/12/17 15:44:04 cracauer Exp $